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Day 10: Today in History - August 18, 2021

I. August 18, 1914,

U.S President Woodrow Wilson issued the popular “Proclamation of Neutrality.” as Germany and Russia prepare for war.

More reading: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodrow_Wilson#Neutrality_in_World_War_I


II. August 18, 1940

The “hardest Hay” occurred today in 1940 as the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force engaged in one of their biggest air battles in the Battle of Britain.

More readings: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Britain

III. August 18, 1974,

The Soviet Union’s final moon exploration, the Luna 24, soft-landed on the moon this day in 1974.


IV. August 18, 1838

The expedition exploring the Pacific Ocean and its surroundings set out this day in 1838. The commanding officer, Charles Wilkes, headed the United States Exploring Expedition team.

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